Margaritas are practically mandatory if you’re eating good Mexican food—but drink too many of the premixed variety often found at bars, and you’ll wind up with heartburn (or in diabetic shock). That’s not the case with the concoctions at Nico’s Taco & Tequila Bar. At this quaint little Uptown destination, located in a house that’s been converted into a restaurant, the drinks are every bit as fresh as the salsa and guac. La Casita (a.k.a. the house margarita) is a simple but delicious combo of fresh lime juice, organic agave nectar, and white tequila. It’s an unbeatable mix of sweet, tart, salty, and refreshing. Other varieties add unique flavors to the classic drink, from muddled cucumber to chili peppers to raspberry liqueur to smoked sage.
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